​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Finance Procurement Officer (FPO) Apprentice ​​​

Finance Procurement Officer (FPO) Apprentice 


Job Description: 

Apprentices will learn about public procurement through on-the-job training and professional coursework which will enable them to become proficient at leading various types of competitive procurement processes and developing, negotiating and administering contracts.  The program culminates when the Apprentice obtains designation as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. 

Program Details:

Apprentices must successfully and satisfactorily complete all assigned classroom and 6,000 on-the-job training (OJT) hours and 432 related training instruction hours. During this period of the program, apprentices will be non-classified and paid as a FPO apprentice. After successful completion apprentices will promote into the FPO classification and serve a 12-month probationary period. 


  • $30.38 / hour starting wage 

  • $31.90 / hour after 2,000 OJT hours 

  • $33.49 / hour after 4,000 OJT hours 

  • $35.96 / hour after 6,000 OJT hours  

Starting Pay Upon Graduation $74,797 

City of Phoenix will assist apprentice to obtain while on the job: 

  • Successfully complete all National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) training courses  

  • Successfully complete NIGP Pathways Core Certificates 

  • Secure Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) Certification  

  • Graduate the FPO Apprenticeship Program 

  • Earn State of Arizona Completion Certificate 

  • Earn Department of Labor Completion Certificate 

  • Promote to FPO 

 Minimum Qualifications (these are subject to change per program requirements):

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree at the time of hire. 

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. 

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance. 

  • Prior to entering the apprenticeship program, an applicant must hold a Class D or equivalent license for one year and prove one year of driving experience in a vehicle other than a motorcycle. 

  • Clean driving record. 

  • Requires walking for prolonged periods which may include walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces. 

  • Comply with department’s policies and procedures while demonstrating superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activity. 

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